That title was not one I enjoyed writing but I’d like to share some tips today on 3 things that ladies aren’t doing correctly (there’s not many) …
The wrong Bra Size
A whopping 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Isn’t that a phenomenal amount?
So why is this?
Well, the old bra measurement method we use of measuring around the ribs was designed in 1950s.
At the time, bras were made from silk and didn’t stretch. This meant that the extra few inches measuring around the ribs gave a few extra inches of give so that the material didn’t pinch.
Now days the majority of bras are made with elastic which means they stretch.
In fact most women are wearing a back size that’s too big!
Boobs come in all shapes and sizes so experiment with styles, absolutely, you know what works for you and what doesn’t…
But make sure you’re wearing the right bra size ladies.
How do I know my bra size is the right size?
The back should be straight and shouldn’t ride up. Also it should fit tightly across the back. There should be no room between the back of the bra strap and your back.
Dress size also influences our back size, typically:
Brief Size: 8/10 = Back size 28″
Brief Size 12/14 = Back size 30″
Brief Size 16 = Back size: 32/34″
Brief Size 18 = Back size: 34/36″
Brief Size 20= Back size: 38/40″
Are you wearing the wrong back size?
Finally, cup size…
Concentrate on what makes your boobs look and feel great. Forget about the measurements and try things on.
If you’re a fuller busted lady I recommend Tutti Rouge, comfy affordable and stylish, (post linked below.)
Jewellery for your skin tone
Jewellery will finish an outfit off perfectly when you wear it correctly.
It should be matched to your skin tone.
It can be the difference between looking classy and well, not.
You don’t need to spend a great deal on jewellery, you just need to know how you can make it work for you…
So what are the six skin types? (e.g. complexion)
Brown/ Black skin
So these are all pretty self explanatory. You should know your shade by matching your foundation or you can look at the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale.
However, your skin type is much more complex than this.
When you go deeper to look at skin tones or this can also be know as the ‘undertone’ this is what you should match your jewellery to.
Types of skin undertone;
Warm – range from peach to yellow and golden
Cool – pink and blueish hues
Neutral – your skin tones are similar to you actual skin colour
So how do I determine which type of undertone I have?
Look at your wrist. Now look at your veins.
If your veins look blue/ green then you’re likely to be a warm skin tone.
If your veins look purple/ blue your skin type is likely to be cool.
If your veins are green only then you are likely to be neutral.
Next, do you burn in the sun?
If you tan easily and rarely burn, you are likely to have more melanin in your skin.
This means you are more likely to be a warm or neutral skin tone.
If not then you’re likely a cool tone.
So what looks good with what?
Well if you’re a neutral you actually look good with both Gold and Silver jewellery.
If you’re a warm skin tone, you suit Gold brassy colours.
If you’re a cool tone you suit platinum, white gold and silver.
Which one are you?
Matching your make up to your outfit
Turns out makeup artists hate this one. It’s old school and not in a good way…
If your clothes are bright and vibrant aim for neutral make up.
Wearing metallics? Wear smoky eyes and eyeliner. Avoid glossy lips.
A neutral outfit? Go for dewy skin and bright lips or eyes. Not both.
Other common mistakes include:
1. Washing your face in the shower, this causes damage to capillaries.
2. Applying makeup to dry skin.
3. Not using serums, facial oils and not using overnight masks to moisturise your skin.
4. Not changing your skincare routine in the winter (psst you need more moisture)
5. Not derma rolling (I’ll be doing a post on Derma Rolling next Tuesday).
Beauty serums and oils I am loving at the moment are Superdrug’s Me+ range.
They’re affordable and effective. I use the collagen booster, then hyaluronic acid and then CBD oil. They are my holy trinity this winter.
Once everything has sunk in I apply moisturiser. Seriously, my skin loves moisturiser…
Have you been making any of these mistakes? Comment below, I know I have!